In a typical scenario the operators involved sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), which means that any operational activities (establishing the target network KPIs, preparing the site selection process, etc.) resulting from the merger will be held off until official approval is obtained from the authorities and the due diligence phase is over.

But there is an alternative, smarter scenario, which allows CSPs to make the most of due diligence time, thanks to involving a partner that can deliver network management solutions while also acting as a trusted third party in the merger.

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